How to Get a Coax Cable Through a Window & Screen

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How to Get a Coax Cable Through a Window & Screen
Routing coaxial cable through a screen or window is made easier with flat coax. (coaxial cable connection image by Michael Shake from

Coaxial cables are typically rounded, making passage through windows, screens, and door areas slightly difficult. Fortunately, flat coaxial cables are made to solve this very problem. These cables are only rounded on one end, and are available as shorter "jumper" style units, designed to span the window or door. Inserting these flat coaxial cables into the chain can make a difference in an install that may be rendered impossible otherwise.

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  • Flat coaxial cable
  • Coaxial cable

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  1. 1

    Open the window, doorway, or screen gap to create a small access point for the flat coax.

  2. 2

    Slide the flat coax piece in the window or door jamb.

  3. 3

    Screw the coax from the antenna or satellite dish to the outside coax connector on the flat piece.

  4. 4

    Screw the coaxial cable leading to the tuner on the inside piece of coaxial cable.

  5. 5

    Screw the other end of the inside piece to the tuner or decoder.

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